MANAGEMENT OF SEED DECAYING FUNGI OF ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUSLAM BY USING AQUEOUS LEAF EXTRACT OF CALYCOPTERIS FLORIBUNDA (ROXB.) LAMM. MINI AND P.M. BEEBI RAZEENA
The present study focuses on Identifying, Isolating and controlling of seed degrading fungi of Artocarpus heterophyllusLam (Jack fruit in English and Chakka in Malayalam) belonging to the family Moraceae. A bio control method was used for the preservation and enhancing the shelf life period of Jack fruit seeds during the period 2012. In vitro studies showedAspergillus flavusLink;Fr, Aspergillus niger VanTieghem,Aspergillus ochraceusWilhelm, and Fusarium moniliformeSchldon degraded the seeds. In vitro studies of aqueous leaf extract of Calycopteris floribunda(Roxb.)Lam of combretaceae family showed 66.6% of inhibition of Aspergillus flavus, 83.3% inhibition of Aspergillus ochraceus88.8% of inhibition of Fusarium moniliforme.Seeds are treated with Calycopteris floribundaleaf extract (w/v) in vivo showed 100% control of above degrading fungi and enhancing the shelflife period. It is a novel work for bio preservation of seeds.
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